Scarlet fever on the rise across Cumbria - with Carlisle among recent cases
Scarlet fever is on the rise across Cumbria, with five cases recorded in the past week.
Almost all areas of the county have now had confirmed cases since the beginning of November - with a sharp rise in the past fortnight, according to Public Health England.
Scarlet fever is an infectious disease spread through close contact, and is most common between December and April.
As it is so contagious, particularly among children, parents are being warned to be on high alert for the signs - which include a characteristic pinkish/red sandpapery rash.
The most recent five cases, confirmed in the... read more
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